News Digest: Growth equity hits decade high on fundraising and deal making

March 15, 2022

News Digest:

U.S. growth equity firms raised over $78.3bn in fresh funds last year, the highest in a decade and over twice the corresponding figure in 2020, highlighting the asset class’ growing appeal to limited partners amid its relative outperformance in recent years as compared to buyouts.



In tandem, growth equity-centric investment vehicles struck deals worth $121.5bn in 2021 – the largest annual outlay since 2010 – with technology companies and B2B segment accounting for nearly 29.6% and 23.9% of the allocation, respectively.



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